Through the core values at Langar, we develop the social, moral and spiritual development of all pupils so they can live life in all its fullness.
Religious Education plays an important part in reflecting and conveying the distinctively Christian character of the school. Through the RE curriculum we enable our children to be nurtured, to grow and succeed. They are supported to make reasoned and informed responses to life issues and moral choices. The children study the major world religions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism, as well as humanism and those with no faith, aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to be able to connect, reflect, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of the different religions and beliefs, with a particular focus on Christianity. At Langar, the children experience awe and wonder, joy and mystery through our curriculum and extend their natural curiosity in God’s world.
Understanding Christianity and Other Resources
Our RE curriculum focuses on Christianity and this is taught mainly through the RE Today publication Understanding Christianity. This is a popular scheme which provides the tools to engage children in an informed dialogue which will support them in developing their understanding of Christianity, understanding the world and their own experiences within it. Throughout the year, children will also be given the opportunity to learn about other world faiths appropriate to their key stage.
Understanding Christianity stimulates learning through three strands which are Making Sense of the Text, Understanding Impact and Making Connections.
Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest Agreed
Syllabus for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire:-
Religious Education for All
The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
Using this Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, we will enable our pupils to discover more about religion as well as other world views as we assist them to apply their learning to a range of topics. Our pupils are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. They will take part in lessons, and could also receive visitors to school sharing a range of religious viewpoints and undertake their own visits to varied places of worship. Through these experiences they will gain insights and knowledge to help equip them as responsible citizens, ready to contribute positively to our society and the wider world.
The three-fold aims of RE in Nottingham City and the County will ensure that our pupils:
1. Know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise the diversity which exists in our city and wider society.
2. Can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
3. Develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will also contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Study of religious and world views will also promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, and will support pupils’ understanding of British Values such as acceptance and respect for others who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Agreed Syllabus a copy can be made available for you to read in school. Please contact Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Assessment in RE
Assessment in RE is undertaken at the end of each unit in each half term. Assessment can be done in a variety of ways including quizzes, art, an extended piece of writing, drama or by teachers questioning the children.